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US and China in low-Earth orbit geospatial intelligence battle

A satellite of US company Albedo, which plans to operate a constellation of satellites in very low orbit to collect images with a resolution of 10cm.
A satellite of US company Albedo, which plans to operate a constellation of satellites in very low orbit to collect images with a resolution of 10cm. © Albedo
Washington and Beijing are in fierce competition to conquer Very Low Earth Orbits to deploy constellations of spy satellites, with China's space agency threatening to beat America to the punch despite a recent change of tack. Meanwhile, Europe looks on. [...]
Published on 15.01.2024 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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